German 5.9 gun captured by British (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

German 5.9 gun captured by British

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 4250-5


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    • 22/Jul/2015 22:49:55

    I know what "circa" means, but just for clarity, this cannot be earlier than 1916 because the steel helmet wasn't with the troops until April 1916 at the earliest.

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    • 23/Jul/2015 06:38:31

    15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 13

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    • 25/Jul/2015 06:36:48

    Cropped from this John Warwick Brooke photo on the Imperial War Museum site, captioned "Royal Artillery officers of the 9th Division examining one of the German 5.9 inch howitzers captured in the west bank of Happy Valley. It was dated 13 February 1917." Production date 1917-04

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    • 25/Jul/2015 18:24:47

    More on the photographer:

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    Ryan (LOC P&P)

    • 28/Jul/2015 14:06:41

    Thanks to all of you for this great information! We'll add some of it to the record the next time we update.